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American Masters, committed to producing comprehensive film biographies about the broad cast of characters who comprise our cultural history.

Discover the life and legacy of former U.S. Senator and diplomat Daniel Patrick Moynihan.
In 1965, Daniel Patrick Moynihan released the controversial "Moynihan Report."
Against advice, Daniel Patrick Moynihan took a job as Richard Nixon's domestic advisor.
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Episodes
Explores the life, works and beliefs of the late writer and civil rights activist.
A father of bebop, Charlie Parker influenced generations of musicians.
Alice Waters has made it her mission in life to make sure that people eat beautifully.
Watch the full documentary on Lennon's life in New York City during the 1970s.
Pulitzer Prize- and National Book Award-winning novelist Philip Roth
The first documentary about the legend behind much of the bold television of the '70s.
Today’s American food movement can be traced back to one man: James Beard.
Tyrus Wong's pioneering artwork led to iconic works like Bambi and Rebel Without a Cause.
He lived fast, died young and created thousands of drawings and paintings.
Follow the country music superstar’s journey from segregated Mississippi to Nashville.
Explore four-time Tony-winning playwright Terrence McNally's work in theater.
Discover the art world giant whose color fields changed art history and now fetch millions
Extras
Daniel Patrick Moynihan's book transformed how ethnicity was viewed in America.
Discover Augusta Savage's legacy as a Harlem Renaissance sculptor and art activist.
Discover the secrets behind Edward Hopper’s most iconic and enigmatic works.
Trumpeter Clark Terry (1920 - 2015) describes the difficulties of touring the South.
Clark Terry talks about Count Basie's sense of space and time.
Discover the secrets behind Edward Hopper’s most iconic and enigmatic works.
Discover the secrets behind Edward Hopper’s most iconic and enigmatic works.
Edward Hopper was raised in Nyack, where his creativity was fostered by his parents.
Edward Hopper joins Brian O'Doherty for a conversation about his process and inspirations.
Lou Gossett, Jr. discusses Dr. Maya Angelou’s role as a "matriarch."